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Seamount Subduction and Earthquakes

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Seamounts are ubiquitous features of the seafloor that form part of the fabric of oceanic crust. When a seamount enters a subduction zone, it has a major affect on forearc morphology, the uplift history of the island arc, and the structure of the downgoing slab. It is not known, however, what controls whether a seamount is accreted to the forearc or carried down into the subduction zone and recycled into the deep mantle. Of societal interest is the role seamounts play in geohazards, in partic...

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10.5670/oceanog.2010.68

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
OCEANOGRAPHY
Volume:
23
Issue:
1
Pages:
166-173
Publication date:
2010-03-05
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ISSN:
1042-8275
URN:
uuid:95e3b317-665f-441b-9eab-75916d6778d6
Source identifiers:
83009
Local pid:
pubs:83009
Language:
English

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